Danielle Kurtzleben, WBUR

Danielle Kurtzleben


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Danielle:

Why Were The Polls Off? Pollsters Have Some Early Theories

Along with state polls, national polls may have been significantly further off from the election results than in 2016. Many appear to have missed support for Trump and down-ballot GOP candidates. → Read More


What Economy Are You Voting For?

Two candidates. Two very different ways of thinking about the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. → Read More


What Is Trumponomics?

Danielle Kurtzleben from NPR's Washington Desk breaks down Donald Trump's economic policies and plans for a second term. → Read More


What Is Bidenomics?

Danielle Kurtzleben from NPR's Washington Desk breaks down Joe Biden's economic policies. → Read More


Trump Has Weaponized Masculinity As President. Here's Why It Matters

Donald Trump's macho messaging has been a big part of his political success. It's even been reflected in some of his policies as president. But campaign opponents are trying to turn it against him. → Read More


Feminists Weigh Their Wins And Losses After Nearly Four Years Of Trump

The latest round of women's marches is against the filling of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. It's also an opportunity for activists to take stock as the stakes of the election loom. → Read More


How Gender Shapes Presidential Debates — Even When Between 2 Men

President Trump relentlessly interrupted his opponent Joe Biden, who responded at times with personal insults. That event stands in contrast to recent debates with female presidential candidates. → Read More


Ginsburg Vigil Draws Tears, Protests Against McConnell

Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully condemned the Senate Majority leader at the vigil: "What Mitch McConnell does not understand is this fight has just begun." → Read More


The Complicated Importance Of Abortion To Trump Voters

As Americans think about recession, a pandemic, racial justice, climate change and policing, many Trump voters (or potential Trump voters) bring up abortion in explaining their voting rationale. → Read More


Is Trump's Message To Suburban Female Voters Working?

President Trump is trying to win over suburban women — or, as he likes to put it, "suburban housewives." Is his message shoring up their support? What women are saying in the suburbs of Milwaukee. → Read More


In 2020, A Woman Running Mate Won't Be A 'Hail Mary'

There are a lot of contrasts between Joe Biden's impending pick and past elections when women were vice presidential candidates. One that's easy to overlook: Biden is ahead in the polls. → Read More


Biden Wants The Fed To Help Close Racial Economic Gaps. How Would That Work?

The central bank has blunt instruments at its disposal, which are not tailored to economics of different racial groups. Biden wants the Fed to more explicitly factor in Black and Hispanic outcomes. → Read More


An Oral History Of How Barbie Lost The Presidency Yet Again

Mattel has released iterations of presidential Barbie since 1992, and this year she has a whole campaign team. In an exclusive interview, those women discuss why Barbie has never won the White House. → Read More


What The 'Wall Of Moms' Protests Say About Motherhood, Race In America

Mothers can be powerful forces in activism, and stereotypes about moms, as well as race, have long played a role in shaping that power — as well as who gets to wield it. → Read More


Seeking Suburban Votes, Trump To Repeal Rule Combating Racial Bias In Housing

The president has been talking a lot about suburbs lately, in particular about an Obama-era rule to limit housing discrimination. It appears to be a fear-based tactic to win swing voters. → Read More


'Sisters In Hate' Profiles 3 Women Who Find Bonds In White Nationalist Movement

Though their stories encourage gawking, at least one throughline sticks after reading Sisters — the ugly deal these women have made with a movement that is ultimately ambivalent toward them. → Read More


Trump Defied The 2013 GOP Autopsy. So Was It A 'Failure'?

Seven years ago, Republicans wrote a plan for long-term electoral success. Then, President Trump won in 2016 without following some of its key tenets. → Read More


Trump, Biden Focus Campaigns On Economic Reform

President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden are focused on the economy this week. The trajectory of the economy has often swayed presidential elections, but that appears to be changing. → Read More


The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections

Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices. → Read More


GOP Candidates Open To QAnon Conspiracy Theory Advance In Congressional Races

Several candidates supportive of the fringe conspiracy theory, including Colorado's Lauren Boebert, have won Republican primaries for congressional seats. → Read More